Brazil surpasses US in daily coronavirus death toll

Tuesday, 2020-05-26 11:33:57
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The state of Sao Paulo is by far the most affected, with about a quarter of the country's deaths and infections. (Photo: Reuters)
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Brazil daily coronavirus deaths were higher than fatalities in the United States for the first time over the last 24 hours, according to the country's Health Ministry.

Brazil registered 807 deaths over the last 24 hours, whereas 620 died in the United States.

Brazil has the second worst outbreak in the world, with 374,898 cases, behind the US with 1.637 million cases. Total deaths in the US has reached 97,971, according to Reuters tally compared with Brazil at 23,473.